Accession Number : ADA185621

Title :   Rating Unsurfaced Roads: A Field Manual for Measuring Maintenance Problems.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s) : Eaton, Robert A ; Gerard, Sidney ; Cate, David W

PDF Url : ADA185621

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : About two-thirds of the highways in the United States and 90% of all roads worldwide are unsurfaced or lightly surfaced low-volume roads. Many systems are being used to manage the maintenance of these roads. In this manual we describe a method that can help local highway agencies manage their unsurfaced roads. The result of the system is a rating for each section of road indicating how badly that section needs repairs. If you are managing unsurfaced roads, this system will help you keep your road system in good shape by identifying problem areas. Neglected problem areas can deteriorate quickly and require costly major repairs. The ratings from this system will help you decide how to divide up your maintenance budget so that you can get more for your money. An unsurfaced road is any road that does not have portland cement concrete, asphalt concrete or any other surface treatment. Some agencies consider gravel to be a surfacing material; for the purpose of this manual a gravel road in an unsurfaced road.

Descriptors :   *ROADS, *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, BUDGETS, GRAVEL, HIGHWAYS, MAINTENANCE, MANUALS, MATERIALS, MEASUREMENT, REPAIR, SURFACES, UNITED STATES

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE